8th Grade Book Reviews and Recommended Reads
is the result of collaborative work done between Ms. Justine Domuracki,
her CMS 8th grade language arts students, Ms. Jennifer Lau Connelly, CMS media specialist and Mrs. Karen Ball, EMS media
Students learned to write thoughtful book reviews using quotes from the
books and references to appropriate outside sources, and published
their reviews using the online resources of the district. Jenny
Lawton, published reviewer and local bookstore owner, presented
information on the reviewing process, what publishers look for and
expect, and how reviews affect sales and publishing in general. Each
student chose an independent reading book to use for the project.
Online publication of work happened only after appropriate editing and
revising. Students will continue to use this venue to publish book
reviews through the year.
You may find reviews by book title or author name, using the page links to the left. Book review resources are also available.